ACE 'man' Hole

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  1. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

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    :oops: As you guyz know I have been playing in the scrap box, I am putting the many walls from kits that I did not use in other projects and making small weird business's that can be used to fill a space but look interesting to the scene. This is one of them. The name may fool you, Ace Hole, but it you look closely above the portal window you can see the washed away 'man' on the building. I noticed a manhole cover the other day and figured someone had to produce them so why not Ace! Let me tell you how I made the sign, it is painted on. (n-scale) After assemble of the little building and before adding detail I gave the entire a white wash of paint. After it dried I had a few sticky letters and placed them on the building. I then sprayed the entire building black. After the black had dried I masked of the sign area and sprayed it railbrown and when dried unmask it and picked of the letters and wah-lie a nice painted of sign. I then gave it a A/I wash and let dry and then gave it another white wash and wiped it somewhat off before it dried. After that had dried I gave below the windows a slight chalk brown brush to add the stained look and then added the detail and weathered them. Another small industry or abandoned building.

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    I hope you are enjoying these little projects for I am having a ball. Be sure to catch my Brody's on the Pier project.
    Later : :sleeping: Jim
  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Enjoy? You bet, but more than that, I'm always astounded at your work. And I really appreciate the details of how you got there. Fantastic...:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Another good 'un Jim even, with tongue in cheek, A great choice for a name. Thanks for the how to on the sign.
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    Very nice Jim!!!!
  5. tillsbury

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    So, Jim, you've had a lot of spare time recently?

    Love that one -- how did you do the concrete steps? They're very crisp...

    Charles
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Boarded up windows, stained brick work, and rusty drainage pipes....its BEAUTIFUL!
    Ralph
  7. Papa Bear

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    Looks great Jim. ;)
  8. zedob

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    Nice job and excellent name!
  9. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looks Great Jim.
  10. galt904

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    Now you need a parking lot that says "Ace Hole" parking only and put some Mercedes and Beemers in it. :)
  11. SD90

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    Nice work! That building looks great!
  12. jmarksbery

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    :wave: Thanks folks, I have been having a ball bashing odd wall together to make small industries. Thanks again, :thumb: Jim
  13. interurban

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    I Love em all Jim :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: